My 20th birthday was spent alone. I felt an extreme urgency of getting rid of my virginity. Hopeless and desperate. Not for virginity's sake per se but zero affection from females up to that age messed with my sanity. Via a former schoolbuddy who used to be her colleague, I got the number of a 27 y.o. chainsmoking roastie who'd said something unfriendly to me before I left that bar, about a year prior. That was the only chance I saw for myself. I called her and tried to persuade her to meet me. She said she'd think about it and call me back.